Kevin J. Smith

439 Flips | 5 Magazines | 1 Like | 6 Following | 167 Followers | @kevinjsmith |  I love helping foreign businesses enter Japan & Japanese businesses begin their journey abroad.

A Staycation in Downtown Portland // Dating Again

For me, life as a real adult began in 2009. When my then-boyfriend, now-husband and I moved cardboard boxes into our first shared home with the …

Food Trucks

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NNG Supplies Navigation to Renault for Espace, Kadjar, Talisman and Megane

Renault’s latest flagship vehicles are currently running on iGO Navigation from NNG, the Hungary-based navigation vendor announced this week.<br>These …

Openstreetmap Founder Steve Coast Left TeleNav, to Advise Navmii on Maps

Steve Coast, the founder of mapping community Openstreetmap (OSM), has left TeleNav and just joined Navmii as a strategic board advisor.<br>Coast served …

OpenStreetMap

Is Amazon's First Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore the Future of Retail?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amazon Books is now open for business in Seattle. The floor is hardwood and the shelves and displays are weighed down by beautiful, physical books. It looks and smells like any ordinary bookstore.<p>But make no mistake. It’s anything but. …

eCommerce

At CES, self-driving cars, auto gadgets grab spotlight

LAS VEGAS — As Detroit gears up for the North American International Auto Show, automakers are grabbing center stage at this week's Consumer …

CES 2016: Ford chief Mark Fields maps out self-driving route | Financial Times

Ford’s chief executive has said he is determined that the carmaker will be a leader in autonomous vehicles — which he predicts could be in public use …

Uber Grows Team to Source LBS Technologies & Content

Earlier this year Uber bought San-Jose-based deCarta, a provider of web and mobile mapping technologies.<br>Kim Fennell, CEO of deCarta since 2004, …

Uber

Peter Schubert, Sygic: “We Are Finalizing an Automotive Navigation SDK“

GPS Business News recently spoke with Peter Schubert, newly appointed head of Automotive at mobile navigation company Sygic. <br>After Bosch, Delphi, …

SDKs

Getting to Si, Ja, Oui, Hai, and Da

Tim Carr, an American working for a defense company based in the midwestern United States, was about to enter a sensitive bargaining session with a high-level Saudi Arabian customer, but he wasn’t particularly concerned. Carr was an experienced negotiator and was well-trained in basic principles: …

4 Ways to Wood-Age Beer

Barrel and wood-aged beers seem to be ever-growing in popularity among home and craft brewers. Aging beer on wood creates interesting complexity …

Craft Beer Poll: Where Is Your Favorite Place To Drink? | Brew Studs

Photo: Sweet Kate, @sode_kate on Twitter<p>Have you ever played this game?<p>You can only choose a select number of items to take with you on a deserted …

Craft Beer

Up Your Glass Game: An Expert Guide To Proper Craft Beer Glassware [Infographic] | Brew Studs

So many beer styles, too many… containers?<p>There are two types of people in the craft beer world. In truth, there are <i>many</i> types, but I guarantee I can …

Beer

Strand Brewing’s move to larger quarters in Torrance signals continued craft beer boom

In another sign that Torrance’s craft brewing industry is still exploding in popularity, the city’s first production brewery has moved to a new …

The Craft Beer Week in Review: Sept 28 - Oct 2, 2015 | Brew Studs

<b>Green Flash's Brewmaster Resigns: They're Still Craft Beer for Now</b><p>Chuck Silva resigned from Green Flash Brewing on Monday. Silva, 48, had a long and …

Anagog: “We Are Nearing 1 Billion Parking Events in Our Database“

Ofer Tziperman, the newly hired CEO of parking information startup Anagog, spoke with GPS Business News about their technology and markets.<br>Tziperman …

GeoTagging

TomTom Launches Traffic Service in Hong Kong, 48th Territory Covered

TomTom yesterday announced the launch of its real-time traffic service in Hong Kong. The GPS maker now provides real-time traffic information for …

Hong Kong

SenionLab: Indoor Loc Market Gets Mature: Less Tech, More Business

GPS Business News spoke this week with Christian Lundquist, CEO at SenionLab, a Swedish company providing indoor location technologies to worldwide …

Customers

Sygic Shows Community Navigation App for Motorcycles at Frankfurt Show

At the Frankfurt Motor Show mobile GPS app editor Sygic has been unveiling a community navigation app for motorcyclists.<br>The app is offering a choice …

Auto Shows

Lexus Adds Weather & Fuel Services from Inrix

Premium automaker Lexus has announced today a new deal with Inrix to add new online content to its cars.<br>Inrix weather and Inrix Fuel services will be …

Online Life

PSA Car Goes From Paris to Bordeaux Without Driver Involvement

On Friday, 2 October 2015, one of PSA Peugeot Citroën's four autonomous vehicles travelled the motorway from Paris to Bordeaux to take part in the …

Autonomous Vehicle

MirrorLink’s Apps: Too Little, Too Slow

The Car Connectivity Consortium, which promotes the MirrorLink technology to connect smartphone with Dashboards, sent out today a press release …

Connectivity

French Road Directorate Selects PTV & INRIX Data to Monitor Traffic

Ile-de-France Road Directorate (DiRIF) has selected PTV Group, in collaboration with INRIX, to monitor traffic and congestion in real-time across the …

France

Magellan Announces New Off-Road Navigation Device

GPS device maker Magellan has announced the eXplorist TRX7 a new off-road Personal Navigation Device (PND) that features a weatherproof 7” LCD …

Off-roading

German Antitrust Authority Approves HERE Acquisition by German Carmakers

The German antitrust authority has completed its review of the acquisition of digital map maker HERE by the consortium of auto manufacturers BMW, …

Antitrust Laws

With TPEG & DAB Garmin’s Traffic Granularity Goes Beyond TMC Tables

At the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux, Garmin was demonstrating an updated version of its real-time traffic service.<br>The new service - to be available …

Garmin

Porsche Mission E announced, an electric sports sedan that charges faster than a Tesla

Don't call it a 911: Porsche spent much of its presentation at this evening's Volkswagen Group press conference talking about the new 911, yes, but the real news is the Mission E — an all-electric four-seater with a design that's well beyond anything Porsche's ever made. The company is focusing on …

Volkswagen

The six most insane things Volkswagen's board just said about its CEO's resignation

Following Martin Winterkorn's resignation from the world's largest car company a few minutes ago, the company's Supervisory Board put out a numbered list of "conclusions" it has reached about the growing emissions scandal that threatens to bring the entire company down.<p>The verbiage is mostly what …